Jupiter Project is the collaboration of vocalist Correia and music producer Marty Rich. The two met at an end of semester party while studying at college and went into the studio in 2009 to try their hand at producing tracks together. Despite heavy academic schedules, the then-students bonded over music. “The academic side gets a bit much, so jamming was a good outlet.”
The result was a refreshing sound encompassing genres like indie rock, alternative hip-hop and electronica, gaining comparison to the likes of N.E.R.D, Theophilus London and Phoenix.
When it comes to song writing, they draw inspiration from where they’re at in life. “Our music’s really personal, it’s talking about what we’re going through or what we’ve been through,” says Correia. “We definitely believe in keeping it real,” says Marty. “A lot of our generation can listen to our story and relate to it.”
The duo have been working hard and have recorded a catalogue of new songs, which they take pride in re-creating into a vibrant and high energy show. “There’s nothing like giving your all in the studio and then seeing the effect that your music has on people… making that physical connection with the crowd is something else”
This hard work has translated into an opportunity that seems too good to miss – an invitation to collaborate and record the rest of their debut album in Miami.
2012 is shaping up to be an exciting time for the pair, with the release of their anticipated single “Catch Me” (on Monday, 26 March 2012) marking the next stage of their careers.
Jupiter Project received funding from NZ on Air for “Catch Me” and are thankful for the vote of confidence. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of NZ on Air, who believed in us and shared in our vision.”
Keep an ear out for “Catch Me” on radio stations such as George FM, The Edge, and ZM. The video will be played on MTV, FOUR, Juice and TVNZU.